State how a city’s large population was both a threat and an opportunity
CBSE Class 10
CBSE Class 10 Social
2018-03-06 15:13:44 UTC
In the severe winter of 1886, when outdoor work came to a standstill, the London’s poor exploded in a riot demanding removal of poverty.
Many shopkeepers closed their shops as thousands marched from Deptford to London. They were dispersed by the police.
A similar riot occurred in 1887, which was also brutally suppressed by the police and what is known as the Bloody Sunday of November 1887.
Two years later, thousands of dockworkers went on strike. So, large masses could be drawn into political causes in the city. A large population in a city is therefore, both a threat and an opportunity.